Dollywood in the Rain, Wednesday, July 2nd

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:33 PM
We arrived at the all Most Empty Parking lot right at 11am. It had been Pouring Rain all night, and there were Flash Flood warnings all over the place. Me and the Group I was with were a little worried about this at first, but it actually worked to our advantage.

There was Hardly Anybody there. Very surprising considering it was July 2nd. The rain had scared everybody away. A very Nice Shopkeeper we talked to said that the Day before they had set a record for low attendance at this time of the year.

Fearing that it was going to come a sudden Downpoor very soon, we headed for the Tennessee Tornado. It was running pretty good, seemed a little ruff for this Coaster compared to how smooth it normally is. We rode it 17 times. We only had to get out of the train twice, since there was hardly anybody in line.

Blazing Fury seemed a little slower than it normally is. Over the first Drop, the train I rode in serverly dragged. The last two Drops/Double Drop was also slower, we didn't hit the Water hard enough to create a big wave. We rode it around 10 times that day.

Daredevil Falls was fun as it always is. It seems like there would have been more of these Hopkins Mega Flumes built, but they do take up alott more land than a regular flume.

The Slidewinder had one side only operation, so knowing the line up at the top would be long, we did not ride.

I rode the Steam Train and found out were the new Woody Coaster is being built, on the hill above the Entrance behind the Train Tracks. I don't know how there going to get a walkway to it, it's so far off the main path.

The day was finished out on the Carnival Rides, Turbo Simulator Theater, and River Rampage. It was overall a nice day, despite the 3 different downpoors we braved through. The Park's Kids Festival is in full swing, so if you have small children I suggest taking them to the park for a weekend trip.

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